The Western Mining & Railway Museum follows the story of local coal miners from 1880 to 1950. Located in the small town of Helper, Utah, the Western Mining & Railway Museum splits its 3 floor brick structure between commemorating the region’s mining and railroad history. Maps, mining artifacts, and pictures reveal the every-day lives of local coal miners and the town that grew around their work.
While many fixate of gold, that is not to overlook that there have been many notable silver rushes. One particularly notable deposit, which fueled a mining industry from the 1860s to the 1950s was found in Park City, Utah. The Park City Museum commemorates the industry that established the city and set it as a lure for wealth and success.